Lake Louisa State Park, Clermont

4.6
#1 of 30 in Parks in Lake County
State Park · Nature / Park
Lake Louisa State Park is a 4372acre Florida State Park located south of Clermont, in the northeast corner of the Green Swamp and the southwestern shore of Lake Louisa. It is made up of bald cypress, live oak and saw palmettos. In addition to Lake Louisa, the park contains Hammond Lake, Dixie Lake, Dude Lake, Bear Lake and several smaller lakes.
Two small streams, Big Creek and Little Creek, flow north from the Green Swamp through the park into Lake Louisa. Lake Louisa is the source of the Palatlakaha River, one of the headwaters of the Ocklawaha River.
The main entrance to the park is on U.S. 27 7mi south of State Road 50. Another entrance on the western side of the park, off County Route 561 on Lake Nellie Road, gives access only to a beach on Lake Louisa and to the horse trails.
Activities include swimming, picnicking, horeseback riding, hiking, camping, fishing, and canoeing. Amenities include a canoe/kayak ramp, 16mi of equestrian trails, and a primitive equestrian campground, as well as a 0.5mi nature trail, 20mi of hiking trails, fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, and a picnic pavilion. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year-round.
The property was purchased by the state in 1973 and opened to the public in 1977.
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  • The scenery was lovely. The trail guides were nice. The horses were very old and slow. Only do this ride if you are new to horseback riding. They put me in a saddle for a child, This was very...  more »
  • Totally enjoyed our stay at Lake Louisa Campground. Level sites that are arranged for privacy with trees and bushes dividing them. We did an hour long horseback ride and the folks who run it were...  more »
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  • Fantastic park, easy to see why it was voted one of the country's best. Lots to do here. 6 lakes, well maintained and very clean. Great facilities. The staff was friendly and helpful. Over 20 miles of trails, plus equestrian. A.D.A Approved. It's basically an nature theme park.
  • A beautiful state park with lots of walking trails and docks on most of the lakes. They have cabins and primitive camp sites that already have tents set up. They also have canoe/kayak rentals and bicycle rentals. It cost 5 dollars per car to go for the day. Definitely a good way to kill some time and enjoy nature. The bathrooms were clean for park bathrooms.
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